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Entergy provides more than $1.1 million in grants to Mississippi nonprofits

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Keep America Beautiful is one of several Mississippi nonprofits awarded a grant. (Photo source: Entergy Mississippi)

Mississippi communities have gotten a much-needed boost during the COVID-19 pandemic from more than $1.1 million in grants. The monies from Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation were awarded to more than 100 nonprofit groups in the state during the first half of 2020.

Extra Table, which works to eradicate hunger in Mississippi, is one of these groups. Sunnybrook Children’s Home, which serves children in need of a stable home environment, is another. And Mustard Seed, a community for adults with developmental disabilities, is a third.

They are three of hundreds of Mississippi groups that are part of some 900 nonprofit organizations in Entergy’s service area that are sharing $8.7 million in year-to-date contributions from shareholders.

“Helping our communities in this way, especially during such a difficult time, is as vital as providing them with reliable electrical service,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “These nonprofits provide essential and critical services to our friends and neighbors. We’re proud to support them and will continue to help them connect those in need to assistance, resources and opportunities.”

These grants provided funding and support for broad-based initiatives ranging from education and workforce development, to poverty solutions, the arts and community improvement efforts in regions served by Entergy in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and Texas. All contributions come from shareholder profit.

Working with its community partners, Entergy’s social responsibility initiatives delivered more than $100 million in benefits to communities the company served in 2019. To learn more about Entergy’s commitment, visit entergy.com/community.

For more information about the Entergy Charitable Foundation grants, including application, deadline and eligibility details, visit the Entergy website.

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Harbor Freight Tools bringing 30 to 35 jobs to Vicksburg

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California-based Harbor Freight Tools has announced a new store opening in Vicksburg in 2021.

The exact opening date will be announced closer to the event; however, construction has already begun at 1601 North Frontage Road, WJTV reports.

The store, which sells a large variety of tools and equipment at discount prices, is expected to employ between 30 and 35 people from the Vicksburg area in management and retail sales positions.

“We’ve been looking to open a location in Vicksburg for a number of years so that we can provide the tools and equipment at tremendous values to the community,” Trey Feiler, senior vice president, real estate and construction for Harbor Freight Tools, told the station. “In addition to finding a great location, we were attracted by the availability of great associates in the Vicksburg area, and we look forward to having them join the Harbor Freight team.”

Applicants should apply online.

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Vicksburg’s China Buffet reopens for dine-in service Nov. 4

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(photo via Facebook, used with permission)

The China Buffet of Vicksburg will be back open for dine-in service Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The restaurant, located at 4150 S. Frontage Road, announced the reopening Monday on its Facebook page.

China Buffet closed its doors earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and a short time later reopened for carry-out service only.

As of next week, customers will be able to sit down and eat inside again and enjoy the buffet for the first time in months at the popular restaurant.

Customers can still call in their orders to pick up food (601-630-0331) until the dine-in service begins.

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Kevin Roberts opens his second Fit Chef store in Madison

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Kevin Roberts and his new Fit Chef store in Madison. (photos courtesy Kevin Roberts)

Vicksburg resident Kevin Roberts is opening a new Fit Chef location in Madison, Mississippi, next week.

The new Fit Chef is Roberts’ second location. The store promotes a healthy eating lifestyle and offers healthy prepared meals and catering. The grand opening of the new Fit Chef is Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 111 Dees Drive in Madison.

The first Fit Chef is located at 3401 Halls Ferry Road in Roberts hometown of Vicksburg and is popular among local residents.

Roberts has plenty to keep him busy. He is also the owner of The Chopping Block, an axe throwing arcade located at 1504 Washington St. in downtown Vicksburg, which he opened earlier this year.

Roberts is hoping that his second Fit Chef location will have as much success as the first one as he continues to expand the Fit Chef brand.

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